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Hello!  What a great Forum.  

I moved from Arizona to Maine a couple of years ago and brought my 1973 Mustang convertible, 351C 2V, AT, PS, PW, AC, tilt, aluminum wheels, original floor mats bought from the original owner in Arizona and has less than 27,000 miles.  Its an unmolested bone stock condo find (similar to a barn find!) and still has all the original smog equipment.  My plan is to keep it mostly stock, perhaps some performance mods.  

Looking forward to meeting you all.

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Welcome from Houston! Cool Ride!

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Really nice car with some rare/desirable options. Noticed that you have an FMX with your 351C 2v, whereas The factory installed a C6 in mine. I wonder how Ford decided which one to use when building these cars when the drivetrain is essentially the same otherwise. Love to see pics of those original floor mats. Been looking for a set of them in Ginger for years.

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

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Welcome to the group. I love original cars for sure.

On the automatic trans, C-6, C-4 or FMX. I have three H codes and one has C-6 and 2 had FMX. The standard transmission would have been the 3 speed which I have an H code with that trans. So you had to pay more for the automatic and select which one you wanted.

The C-4 was a 302 only thing except for one M code fastback in 71 according to Marti. He also says only 2 H code verts in 73 had C-4. Odd isn't it.

I will have to look at the Marti window sticker and see what the up charge is for the C-6.

So if you ever find a C-4 in a 71 FB grab it will be the only one ever. The 2 verts would be worth getting also.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Really nice car with some rare/desirable options. Noticed that you have  an FMX with your 351C 2v, whereas The factory installed a C6 in mine. I wonder how Ford decided which one to use when building these cars when the drivetrain is essentially the same otherwise. Love to see pics of those original floor mats. Been looking for a set of them in Ginger for years.

 

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Thank you.  It also has an interior package that I haven't been able to identify yet.  I assumed  my car had an FMX from what I had read, but now from what you've said, I want to confirm what it has.  I will get some pics of the floor mats as soon as I can.  You've got a beautiful car, love the color!

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Really nice car with some rare/desirable options. Noticed that you have an FMX with your 351C 2v, whereas The factory installed a C6 in mine. I wonder how Ford decided which one to use when building these cars when the drivetrain is essentially the same otherwise. Love to see pics of those original floor mats. Been looking for a set of them in Ginger for years.

 

I checked my production numbers and it was a 1973 only thing.

 

As you mentioned, for 1973 Mustang production, Ford placed both the FMX and C-6 transmission behind the H code 351-2V motor. Interesting side-note: for 1973 only - there were no H code 3 speed manual transmission cars.

The 1973 production numbers break out like this:

Hardtop 8,797 FMX 2,350 C-6

Grande 10,799 FMX 3,816 C-6

Sportsroof 3,392 FMX 958 C-6

Mach 1 15,328 FMX 5,347 C-6

Convertible 2,984 FMX 1,957 C-6

 

It might have been a supply issue or maybe an engineering change that made these transmissions be substituted. It might be interesting to research to see if they all changed by build date or? Just another thing to learn about!!

 

Someone feel free to start a new thread calling on 73 H code folks to chime in and let us know which transmission their car installed with and related build date. Might be onto something. Or not?

They can copy/paste these numbers there to provide lead-in info.

 

Oh yeah - welcome from Oklahoma!

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Really nice car with some rare/desirable options. Noticed that you have  an FMX with your 351C 2v, whereas The factory installed a C6 in mine. I wonder how Ford decided which one to use when building these cars when the drivetrain is essentially the same otherwise. Love to see pics of those original floor mats. Been looking for a set of them in Ginger for years.

 

I checked my production numbers and it was a 1973 only thing.

 

As you mentioned, for 1973 Mustang production, Ford placed both the FMX and C-6 transmission behind the H code 351-2V motor.   Interesting side-note: for 1973 only - there were no H code 3 speed manual transmission cars.

The 1973 production numbers break out like this:

Hardtop      8,797 FMX     2,350 C-6

Grandé      10,799 FMX    3,816 C-6

Sportsroof   3,392 FMX       958 C-6

Mach 1      15,328 FMX    5,347 C-6

Convertible  2,984 FMX    1,957 C-6

 

It might have been a supply issue or maybe an engineering change that made these transmissions be substituted.  It might be interesting to research to see if they all changed by build date or?   Just another thing to learn about!!  

 

Someone feel free to start a new thread calling on 73 H code folks to chime in and let us know which transmission their car installed with and related build date.  Might be onto something.  Or not?

They can copy/paste these numbers there to provide lead-in info.

 

Oh yeah - welcome from Oklahoma!

 

Ray

 

Thank you for the welcome.

Great numbers!  Where do you find stats like that?  Love the idea of a 73 H code thread.

Found the original window sticker and all it says is: "select-shift cruise-o-matic $203.73" The door tag says "trans - X" is that the FMX?

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Hello from Mississippi. Wow , that's quite a climate change for you. I have a brother that lives in Mesa so I'm familiar with his weather vs  the area where you live now!

 You have a really nice looking  Vert and it's great to add another one to our ranks . Amazing that it is still original as it is  since the 70's was a time of customizing!

Ford's transmission choice was more of a matter of balancing  inventory vs production needs as  the FMX (X) and C6 (U) would no longer be used starting with the upcoming 74 Mustang production launch. The C4, C6 and FMX were all referred to as  Selectshift Cruise-O-Matic and carried the same $203.73 price regardless of which transmission was installed in the vehicle.

Glad you found us, liked what you saw and decided to stay.

Welcome aboard!

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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Hello from Mississippi. Wow , that's quite a climate change for you. I have a brother that lives in Mesa so I'm familiar with his weather vs  the area where you live now!

 You have a really nice looking  Vert and it's great to add another one to our ranks . Amazing that it is still original as it is  since the 70's was a time of customizing!

Ford's transmission choice was more of a matter of balancing  inventory vs production needs as  the FMX (X) and C6 (U) would no longer be used starting with the upcoming 74 Mustang production launch. The C4, C6 and FMX were all referred to as  Selectshift Cruise-O-Matic and carried the same $203.73 price regardless of which transmission was installed in the vehicle.

Glad you found us, liked what you saw and decided to stay.

Welcome aboard!

Yes its quite the change.  I grew up in CT and MA so New England was always home.  I moved to AZ for work but always yearned to come back.  Interestingly enough I have adjusted well to winter living except wearing my shorts and flip flops well into snow season!

The car was bought new from a well to do couple that had their main residence in CO and wintered in AZ, we call them snowbirds.  The mustang spent its whole life in the condo garage in AZ as their grocery getter and an occasional trip south to Mexico.  I have most of the repair slips from the same garage that did most of the maintenance.  What ever it needed, it got...except the top. It developed a rip along the glass window seam and they just put the top down and never raised it.  

So the X code is the FMX?  Last night I found the original owner card and the service card stating an extended warrentee., seems it was a dealer demo from Los Angeles.

I searched all the Mustang Forums and for our cars I found this site the most friendly and best fit for me.  Great work!

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Welcome from Iowa.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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